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Publication type: Doctoral Thesis

Year: 2009

Author(s): Kranzl, Alexandra

Title: Einsatz von Malventee bzw. NACL bei Vollhautwunden im klinisch-experimentellen Mäuseversuch zum Vergleich der Heilungsdauer.

Source: Dissertation, Vet. Med. Univ. Wien, pp. 69.


Advisor(s):

Franz Chlodwig
Hahn-Ramssl Isabella

Vetmed Research Units:
Institute of Animal Nutrition and Functional Plant Compounds


Abstract:
Background: Aim of the study was the investigation and comparison of the healing time of full-thickness wounds of mice, which were treated with mallow-tea and saline respectively. In the folk medicine mallow-tea has been used for treatment of bad healing wounds. It is well known that this tea has been very effective, but there is not any information about the effect of the healing time. Hypothesis: The healing time of wound treatment with mallow-tea is not longer than that with saline. Animals/Method: This is a randomized and comparative study. The animal experiment was performed on twenty hairless mice. One full-thickness excisional wound was made on the back of the mouse by excising skin and musculus panniculus carnosus. Wounds were left uncovered. The mice were divided into two treatment groups: in the first group the lesions were irrigated with mallow-tea, in the second group the injuries were treated with saline. Gauze-swabs were used for the irrigations. The wounds were treated twice a day (in the morning and in the evening). These wound irrigations were repeated as long as reepithelization was completed. Photographs were taken. The objective assessment of wound healing was realized with the analysis- and documentation-program ¿WHAT ¿ Wound Healing Analysing Tool¿. The healing times of the two treatment groups were evaluated and compared. Results: There was no significant difference between the treatment with mallow-tea and that with saline. Both treatments are identical. The healing time of mallow-treatment is not longer, that is to say as long as saline treatment. Conclusion: This was a pilot study. The use of mallow-tea is effective and practical. This is the first scientific proof, that mallow-tea can be a good alternative for wound treatment.

Keywords:
Hibiscus tea


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